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baltimore on edge this morning. protesters are in the streets after a mistrial for one of the police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. republicans back on the campaign trail. the feuds forming after tuesday's debate. what the candidates are saying this morning. new information about the san bernardino shooters. what the fbi is now revealing about the terrorists. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm cristina alesci. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. prosecutors are meeting in a baltimore courtroom to discuss setting a new trial date after the judge declared a mistrial in the first prosecution of a police officer in connection with the death of freddie gray. cnn's miguel marquez is in baltimore for us with the latest.
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>> reporter: there was an audible gasp in the courtroom when judge barry williams announced the mistrial. there was an expectation he would be found guilty on the lower charges. either a hung jury or not guilty on the upper charges he was facing. the family of freddie gray speaking to cnn. the mother was upset the jury was not able to come up with a verdict. the stepfather saying he thanked the jury for its work and asked the citizens of baltimore to stay calm. >> we are hopeful that officer porter will be retried as soon as possible and the next jury will reach a verdict. we ask the public to remain calm. we are confident there will be another trial with another jury. >> reporter: in large part, that is what people did. after the non verdict was
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announced. a few dozen protesters outside the courthouse here. they marched to city hall and police headquarters. the police met them, not in riot gear, but in force keeping them off the thoroughfares. there were a couple of dust-ups along the way. in large part, peaceful and boisterous. not a problem for the city to face. the question now is what next for officer porter. the judge is going to hold a meeting tomorrow among all of the parties to talk about scheduling to he is how this moves forward. it is clearly in the days ahead where we will see a lot of lawyer strategy and tactics implii aput forward. cristina, boris. republican candidates back
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on the campaign trial after the debate. trump in arizona bragging about his huge polling numbers and two candidates behind him. ted cruz and marco rubio are taking aim at each other mostly. rubio is in iowa along with a man recently in fourth place, ben carson. as cruz launches a week long campaign swing through super tuesday states. scre down is jeremy diamond in our washington office. he is on the fence against a familiar foe. listen to what he told jimmy kimmel about branding jeb. >> do you think jeb bush is scared of you or scared in general? >> i think he's scared. he is having a hard time. >> do you think he wants to run for president? >> no. he was a happy warrior. he has never been a happy warrior. he is having a hard time
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running. he was supposed to be because of the name, everybody thought he was the odds on favorite. i defined him. i gave him this term low energy. i said he is a low energy individual. we do not need in this country low energy. >> trump obviously putting out that he may have defined jeb. jeb was supposed to be the $180 million man. heir apparent to the nomination. how much influence do you think trump has had on jeb us campaign? >> i think he is right. he defined jeb early on in the campaign. that was a lesson from 2012 that obama's campaign was able to define mitt romney early on. defined a wealthy out of touch character. donald trump has done the same to jeb bush in a different way. the way is with the low energy schtick. that's going to help him some
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from the debate, but is it a little bit too late? >> donald trump also last night talking about the fact that there is a lower rung of republican candidates who are polling extremely low. he had some harsh words for them. take a listen. >> you have guys like pataki where he has zero. you have lindsey graham with zero. people should get out. they are on the children's stage. they call it the children's stage. they have nothing going. at a certain point, you have to get out. >> jeremy, why do you think he actually was so harsh about those guys? they don't pose a threat. >> he is donald trump. that's what he does. when he is talking about people who have low polling numbers. it's like a joke to him. everything in donald trump's world is defined by how high your polling numbers are and how
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big your crowds are. i don't think he understand what is their thought process is. they have an agenda. especially lindsey graham. he is there to try to represent his party's more hawkish positions on military and defense and national security. he's out there certainly pushing his knowledge. he is very knowledgeable about the issues. he is adding something to the debate. it is unfortunate he is not able to get on the main stage. then again, he has to deal with donald trump more, too. i'm not sure how that would play out. >> one person we have not talked about that much in the last couple days. hillary clinton. she had some words for a trump supporter. take a listen. >> my dad is a donald trump supporter. can you give him a message? >> what's your dad's name? >> sean. >> sean? >> yes.
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>> hi, sean. i'm here with your daughter. i hope you can see i don't have horns. and i really do hope that as this election goes on, you wi will listen to your daughter. thanks. >> i don't know what you think, jeremy. this woman looks relaxed and having a great time. >> you know, she certainly is having a fun primary process than the republicans. she is having an easier time. she will have to face-off against bernie sanders and martin o'malley on sunday for the debate. hillary clinton's competition is not as tough, but she will have to campaign hard to fend off the challenge, especially from bernie sanders, who is coming at her from the left and really posing somewhat of a threat in states like new hampshire and iowa. it looks like hillary clinton has this nomination more locked up than any republican
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contender. >> jeremy, getting back to the republicans. a recent abc/"washington post" poll shows ted cruz increasing his support. how long before trump and cruz before they get nasty? >> so far, it is working to their advantage. trump saw it back fire a bit when he called ted cruz a maniac last week. it really back fired for him. especially in conservative circles. you had talk radio hosts like mark levine and rush limbaugh criticizing trump for calling cruz a maniac. that is him taking on the washington establishment. ted cruz is hoping to take up trump supporters when trump drops out if he drops out as ted cruz and his staff seem to
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believe. it is playing out well for them. you see cruz rise. trump's numbers continue to rise. it is an odd scenario when you don't have the number two candidate, ted cruz, hitting donald trump in the debate. they are totally bear hugging each other. they are hoping that will work. eventually if it does narrow down, they will have to ultim e ultimately find each other and go after each other more. for now, it is working out fine. >> that is the moment that all political reporters are just waiting for. we know it. >> i just want to get to it. >> the bear hug appears to be working. thank you, jeremy. were warning signs missed in the san bernardino terror attack? what we are learning about the shooters and when they were radicalized. next. phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne?
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we have more from paul vercammen from san bernardino. >> reporter: tashfeen malik and syed rizwan farook were showing signs of terrorist ties, but before they met. it was difficult to see the threat of isis because of encryption or hidden messages. the fbi director says there were no signs or communications or direct links with the couple and overseas terrorist organizations. >> we still see in san bernardino no indication of direct contact with foreign terrorist organization and that would include any direction from foreign terrorist organization. we still have not seen evidence, although we constantly look for it and working on it, that they are part of an organized cell or there were other parts to this plan. >> reporter: comey added there were no signs that the san
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bernardino couple tripped any wires or came across the fbi screens. he left everyone in the united states with a thought. he said if you come across something, tell us. don't let the savages get what they want. boris, cristina. another effort to prevent more terrorisms. the nation's advisory system has been activated for the first time. it remains in effect for six months or events warrant a change. homeland security secretary jeh johnson is concerned another attack like san bernardino or paris could happen, but not credible threat is specific right now. a personal e-mail account to conduct official pentagon business during ash carter's first month on the job. the white house contacted the
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defense department and questioned the e-mail practices. yesterday, a spokesperson for carter said the defense secretary made a mistake. lawmakers voting on a $1.1 trillion spending plan along with a tax cut package pushed by republicans. democrats are getting their way on the spending plan. free of policy riders that republicans wanted blocking on immigration and global warming and gun control. in exchange, republicans get an extension on a tax credit favored by big corporations and a two-year delay on obamacare taxes that are scheduled to kick in. it is a fantastic day for stocks around the world thanks to the federal reserve. european and asian shares higher this morning. this, of course, is after the federal reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in a
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decade. the small increase is a vote of confidence of how far we have come since the financial crisis. the emergency is over. stocks rallied on the news. the dow gained 224 points and bank stocks did great. here's why. they are starting to charge people more to borrow money, but they are not going to pay people more to deposit money. >> not a bad deal. >> i feel short changed. i'm not going to lie. it has been unseasonably warm on the east coast. don't keep the winter coat too far away. meteorologist pedram javaheri tells us why. >> good morning, boris and cristina. hang out for another day and the bottom drops out. look at this. as far as the first two weeks of the month of december. 2,000 record high temperatures across the country. also, 2,800 record warm lows observed. we know that warmth is about to
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change t change. the cold air will move in on saturday. it is not an unusual amount of cold and short lived. we rebound and go above normal in parts of the country in the 20s and 30s across the portions of the western great lakes and western plains. back to the east, looking at 52 degrees across new york. washington at 48. showers coming in. heaviest confined to alabama, georgia and into the carolinas. the highs look like this from 79 in charleston to the upper 50s out of new york city. boston makes it up to 51 degrees. i want to jump ahead to next week. christmas eve into christmas day. temperatures are 25 degrees above considered normal. new york city, the bottom drops out and we go back to 60 degrees on the 23rd of december. take care. we will enjoy it. shorts on christmas. >> america's favorite
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protesters in baltimore after a hung jury for the first police officer to face a trial in the death of freddie gray. is donald trump becoming a nice guy? why the frontrunner now says it is time for republicans to come together. new information in the terror attack in california. inside the shooters' relationship. welcome back to "early start." i'm cristina alesci. >> i'm boris sanchez. the prosecution and defense are discussing a new trial date
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after the judge declared a mistrial in the first prosecution of the police officer in connection with freddie gray's death. we have miguel marquez with more. >> reporter: there was a gasp in the courtroom when judge barry williams announced a mistrial. there was an expectation he would be found guilty on the lower charges or hung jury or guilty of some of the charges. freddie gray's mother was upset the jury wasn't able to come up with a verdict on this trial. his stepfather thanked the jury for its work and asked the citizens of baltimore to stay calm. >> we are hopeful officer porter will be retried as soon as possible and the next jury will reach a verdict. we ask the public to remain calm. we are confident there will be
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another trial with a different jury. we are calm. you should be calm. >> reporter: in large part, that's just what they did. just after the non verdict was announced. there were perhaps a few dozen protesters outside the courthouse here. they marched to city hall and police headquarters. very large numbers of police. those police not in riot gear, but in force. keeping them off the thoroughfares. there were dust-ups. in large part, peaceful and boisterous. not a huge problem for the city to face. the question now is what next for officer william porter? the prosecution would like to retry the case, but it is not clear how soon that will move forward. the judge will hold a meeting tomorrow among the parties to talk about scheduling to see how this moves forward in the days ahead. we will see a lot of lawyer
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strategy and tactics before moving forward not just with the porter case, but the five others they want to get done here. cristina, boris. thank you, miguel. on to politics. republican candidates are back on the campaign trail after the debate. trump in arizona. bragging about his huge poll numbers. two candidates behind him in many surveys. ted cruz and marco rubio are taking aim mostly at each other. rubio in iowa. along with the man recently in fourth place. ben carson. as cruz launches a week long campaign swing through super tuesday states. joining us to break it all down is cnn's reporter jeremy diamond in the washington bureau. good morning. now trump was on jimmy kimmel last night. he confessed about being very divisive.
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he walked back on that. >> i would like to see the republican party come together. i have been a little bit divisive. >> a little bit? >> i'm having a great time. >> we have to come together and get this thing done. that does not sound like classic trump. jeremy, is somebody telling him to be a little bit nicer? >> we have seen this happen several times throughout the campaign trail where donald trump is saying i'm trying to be a little nicer. he comes back and hits them again. you her donald trump can play two different sides of the coin. he is lower key in the debates. he only attacks when he is atta attacked. he didn't really fire too many shots. on the campaign trail, when he is rousing his rally, it is a
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different story. it is still classic donald trump. he is talking about being difficu >> listen to what he said about jeb bush. >> do you think jeb bush is scared of you or scared in general? >> i think he's scared. he is having a hard time. >> do you think he wants to run for president? >> no. no. he was a happy warrior. he is having a hard time running. he was supposed to be because of the name, everyone thought he was the odds on favorite. i gave him this term low energy. i said he is a low energy individual. we do not need low energy.
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>> trump saying he defined trump. what is the jeb campaign saying about him trying to break through that definition? this last debate he was more aggressive than the others. >> certainly jeb bush worked hard to improve on his debate performances. before the last debate, he hired a debate coach to improve. we are starting to see the results shine through now. his campaign is putting a lot of money in early states with ads that try both from the campaign and from his super pac backing him that are trying to back him up and define his story and who he is. of course, that's the lesson from 2012. define yourself before your opponent defines you. it remains to be seen if it is too late for jeb to define himself now one of the things people think about is low energy because of donald trump. >> jeremy, speaking of defining your adversaries, i want to
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bring up the abc/washington post poll showing cruz with increased numbers and rubio slipping. do you see where rubio declines as cruz ascends? >> i don't know about that. the general understanding in the pundit washington class is that cruz and rubio are going to go toe-to-toe at some point in the campaign. whether or not donald trump is in that mix remains to be seen. certainly donald trump is continuing to rise. ted cruz is on the rise. marco rubio, if you get the last few weeks or months even, as far as his polling numbers, he is also on the rise. the ted cruz/marco rubio brawl, we started to get a bit of a taste of that in the last debate. both of them freshmen senators
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on capitol hill. both hispanic-american. both representing two futures of the party. one with the return to the hard line, most conservative principles of the party. the other one representing with a more establishment side. the future of the party as far as diversity and bit more inclusive. >> it seems like one of the ways that ted cruz is looking to distinguish himself is on the issue of immigration. is ted cruz's message he is tougher on immigration resonating at this point? >> it seems that ted cruz is really trying to eliminate all doubt that there is any inch of him that is not conservative. he recanted his support for hb-1 visas, which he recently supported. we also saw in the past marco rubio suggesting that ted cruz
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supported a path to legal status and ted cruz had left that pretty vague. now he is trying to lock up conservative support and lock up the spectrum of support from not only key endorsers in early states, but broader coalition to secure the nomination. the way that ted cruz sees that is by inching to the right as much as he can. he is already pretty far to the right there. certainly that is his strategy and marco rubio's presenting an alternative to that. we will have to see which one is more palatable to primary voters. >> with all of the attention on the republicans and in-fighting between them, we have not talked about hillary clinton. she has been having some fun and she was recently asked to comment on a trump supporter. take a listen. >> my dad is a donald trump supporter. can you give him a message.
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>> what is your dad's name? >> sean. >> sean? >> yes. >> hi, sean. i'm here with your daughter. i hope you can see i don't have horns. i really do hope that as this election goes on, you will listen to your daughter. thanks. bye. >> all right. clearly she is just fooling around there. what is her strategy from here on out? is it to kickback and watch the republicans have at it for a while and not ruffle any feet r feathers? sgr certainly she is the frontrunner of the democrats. they are campaigning for every single vote. what hillary clinton has been able to do with the republican brawl on the other side is tie
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every candidate to donald trump. she has been able to take donald trump's most extreme and divisive comments and tie everyone to those comments. hillary clinton is certainly enjoying watching what's going on with the republican side and trying to capitalize on it as well. >> jeremy, thank you so much. >> thank you. were the san bernardino shooters lone wolves or did they have direct ties to isis? what the fbi is revealing up next.
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we have new details about the radicalization of the san bernardino shooters. the fbi says tashfeen malik and syed rizwan farook communicated with each other online about their commitment to jihad back in 2013 before they ever physically met. the fbi director insists there
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were no warning signs missed. we get more from cnn's paul vercammen in san bernardino. >> reporter: fbi director james comey said years before the attacks, tashfeen malik and syed rizwan farook were showing signs of commitment to jihad and martrydom, but the messages were direct and private. comey said it was difficult to see the threat of isis because of encryption and hidden messages. he also said that there were no signs or indications or direct links between the san bernardino couple and overseas terrorist organizations. >> we still see in san bernardino no indication of direct contact with foreign terrorist organization, obviously that would include direction from foreign terrorist organization. we still have not seen evidence, although we constantly look for it and working on it that they are part of an organized cell of some sort or there were other parts to this plan.
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>> reporter: comey added there were no signs that the san bernardino tripped any wires or came across the fbi screens. he left everyone in the united states with a thought. he said if you come across something, tell us. don't let these savages get what they want. boris, cristina. paul, thank you. terrorism and the most recent victims on the president's schedule this week. he will visit the counterterrorism center in virginia for a briefing this morning. then he travels to san bernardino to privately meet with grieving family members from the december 2nd shooting. breaking overnight. ash carter caught using a personal e-mail account to conduct official pentagon business. this record according to "new york times." in a written statement, a
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spokesperson for carter said, he quote made a mistake and since stopped using the account. who benefits from that big tax deal? it's parents, students, low income families if the plan passes. first, let's talk about the child tax credit. that offsets the cost of raising children. parents can be refunded 15% of earned income above $3,000. this deal makes that threshold permanent. next, a more generous tuition tax credit. the american opportunity tax credit let's filers claim $2,500 a year and also higher refunds for low income working families. this deal would make more generous provisions designed to reward work. a quick check of the markets. european and asian shares soaring. u.s. stock futures up. this after the federal reserve
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agrees to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. >> something to keep watching as the economy responds. >> they will before. the question is how long will they go. let's look at what is coming up on "new day." good morning, michaela. >> boris and cristina. always a pleasure. >> i love this love fest. 48 minutes before the hour. we will look at the protests erupts in baltimore after the mistrial declared in the trial for one of the officers charged in freddie gray's death. how is this ruling going to effect the trials of the other officers? we will put those questions to the legal experts and the attorney that represents gray's family. also, the republican candidates back on the campaign trial after this week's debate. donald trump coming out swinging against jeb bush. how is that feud doing? and some of the other rivalries
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russian president vladimir putin again jekting the international effort over bashar al assad. speaking in moscow, putin mentioned the meeting with secretary of state john kerry earlier this week. he said the u.s. and russia are on the same page with the political future. he said military operations will continue in syria. for the latest, let's bring in nic robertson live in london. >> reporter: he wasn't this time. one of the big topics on the agenda that kept coming up in questions was the russian economy. he talked about the price of oil falling and he thinks russia is out of the current crisis. one of the questions that came up in the context was how long can russia sustain this from a
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russian journalist. how long can russia sustain the involvement in syria? he said it is not costing much at all. the military operations in syria. syria, for the pilots, russia's pilots, the best form of training they could get. he is not talking in any way backing off the military engagement with the diplomatic front. he supports president obama's initiative. this is russia presenting with the united states at the united nations security council to strengthen resolutions against isis and other rebel groups to put pressure on the u.n. member nations to stop isis selling oil to share intelligence to better control borders. not just talking about syria here, but yemen and libya and all the places isis is operating.
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coming back to what boris yeltsin -- excuse me. putin. going back 15 years there. putin saying assad's position is the syrian people. he does agree on a step by step process. that is where the agreement is with the united states. boris. >> we will keep an eye on what the u.n. does. thank you, nic. u.s. and russia focusing on the long term solution to the civil war in syria. talks continue in new york as russian military keeps up air strikes in the country. correspondent matthew chance is embedded with the military in the air base in syria. matthew. >> reporter: we have the rare access to russia's huge air base in syria. it means we are able to see
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close up how hard russia is pressing air war in the country. to give you a sense of the atmosphere, it is tense. a real military operation. we are under tight security. the air is thick with the smell of jet fuel. the whole base reverberates to the roar of jets on the way to bombing missions. russian officials said they carried out dozens of strikes killing more than 300 militants, including isis fighting the syrian government. we got a sense this is a fight the russians believe they are winning. in the past two years, run russian military official explained to me the area controlled by rebels in syria has expanded massively. in the three months since the russian air war, the targeted
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areas have decreased. matthew chance, cnn, at the air base in western syria. let's get an early start on your money. it is an amazing day for stocks around the globe. maybe we will get the santa rally. european and asian shares soaring. u.s. stock futures are pointing up after the federal reserve hiked interest rates for the first time in a decade. the increase is small, but significance is huge. a vote of confidence in the american economy. investors cheered the news. yesterday, the dow closed up 224 points. >> probably no lump of coal for janet yellen. a mistrial for a police officer charged in freddie gray's death. "new day" starts now. >> mistrial in the first trial of the police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. >> the judge determined it was a
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hung jury. >> we asked the public to remain calm. we are calm. >> if we believe injustice, we must have respect for the outcome of the judicial process. senator rubio's campaign. >> on the stage talks tough. >> a person who is not been able to carry it forward. >> donald doesn't talk about anything serious. he doesn't have any ideas of how to keep america safe. nothing in the investigation so far has shown the u.s. government missed any red flags. >> there were no public postings. only private messages. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. >> vegas, baby. wait a minute. good morning. i'm back? welcome to "new day." it is thursday, december 17th. 6:00 in the east. protesters taking to the streets
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in the baltimore demanding to know why the jury failed to reach a verdict in the police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. baltimore's mayor urging calm hoping to avoid a repeat of the rioting and looting in april. >> will the state retry the case against the charges against william porter? let's start our coverage with cnn's jean casarez in baltimore with the latest. good morning, jean. >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. when would they have the retrial? there are five other officers waiting for the trial. yesterday, the hung jury announcement and the aprotester formed around the courthouse. >> what do we want? >> reporter: protesters outraged over the mistrial in the death
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of freddie gray. >> we are calm. you should be calm, too. >> officer william porter could face the possibility of a second trial after a jury of seven blacks and five whites failed to reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges against him. >> we are hopeful that they will retry officer porter as soon as possible and his next jury will reach a verdict. >> porter is the first of six officers facing charges in the case that brought the city to a standstill last spring. baltimore erupted in days of uproar after freddie gray died of a spinal cord injury. prosecutors argue that even though porter did not make the arrest or drive the van, he failed to secure gray's seat belt and call a medic quickly enough. he faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, and reckless

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